Competitive intelligence
Sales

Some common myths about competitive intelligence

The first rule of business, is to stay in business. So undeniably true. However strong your vision, sense of mission, passion and hard work, your business doesn’t operate in a vacuum. You must plan your strategy, and be prepared to operate and react to circumstances that impact your business. This means that you need to be aware of any changes

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sales time
Sales

Sales time: Want to increase sales? Add sales to your schedule

If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur, this scenario may be familiar: you work long days, perhaps 8, 10 or 12+ hour-days, with a never-ending to-do list. You spin so many plates it can feel relentless, and yet at the end of the month or quarter you find yourself in need of more sales and to increase sales. When we’re

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outbound sales
Sales

Make the world your oyster: Change your view of outbound sales

There are lots of negative stereotypes around sales. These stereotypes — portraying the practice of sales as a manipulating activity — are prevalent, and can be deep-rooted. It’s why many entrepreneurs see sales in the an unfortunate light. The result? They don’t practice consistent outbound sales activities. If you want your business to grow, you need to shift your thoughts on sales.

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New event: Boston outbound sales workshop

We’re excited to announce that we are running our next outbound sales workshop – and it’s really hands-on. During the workshop we will work with you to DRAFT your ideal sales conversations, ways to open cold calls, talking points to use with prospects.  We then work with you to IDENTIFY prospects you can call. Then (drum roll) we work with you

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New CI London workshop: Thursday 25 April

On April 25 we are going to be running our next Competitive Intelligence (CI) workshop in London. This is a one-day practical workshop for B2B technology vendors on how to gather, analyse and apply competitive intelligence (CI). During this intensive one-day workshop we will share insights, ideas, worksheets, resources and practical methods to launch, boost or fine-tune a Competitive Intelligence function. You

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Sales

Your vision (and why it’s important to your sales)

If you’re a founder, why did you create your business? What was your “a-ha” moment, or did you have a vision statement, “I want to create that,” “I want to change that,” or “I want to do that in a new way?” The “why” is important because it’s the motivation behind and future direction of your business. It’s the fuel.

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